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Apple Hides User’s IP Address From Google With Ios 14.5 Update

Apple has added a new feature to Safari by updating its proprietary operating system, which, when using the Safe Browsing feature, hides users’ IP addresses from Google and increases their privacy.

On iOS and iPad OS we see the use of the default Safari browser. The browser has a feature called Fraudulent Website Warning, which, according to Apple, if you visit sites that are suspected of phishing, or more simply, sites that are stealing users’ information behind the scenes, and username, password and even other personal information. Are stored in their memory, this browser detects them and alerts the user.

Of course, it is also important to note that Apple uses Google’s blacklist called Safe Browsing to identify these websites. This list lists websites that are suspicious and fraudulent. Apple Hides User’s IP Address

To do this, Google instantly sends hashed links to the Safari browser so that the browser matches the information received from Google and the site being visited, and displays an alert to the user if it were one and the name was on the list. .

As mentioned, the prefix sent by Google, if it matches the site visited, Safari browser does another thing to make sure, and that is that it asks Google for the full name. This means that this validation will be done in two stages.

In other words, Google cannot use this incomplete URL to find out which site the user intends to visit.

1LdNrgdJ6NWScyoYmXlhItt7aU8MDPBZz4vIZkJq6mk.jpgPicture of the beta version of iOS 14.5. Added a new address that shows traffic passing through Apple servers. Apple Hides User’s IP Address


But in the meantime, Google can not identify and have the URL of the site that the user has decided to use, and it is possible that his IP address is collected while interacting with Safari, and there is a possibility of data theft again. Now Apple has completely solved these problems in iOS 14.5 and this will not happen. 

After the release of this update, Apple will pass Safe Browsing through its servers instead of Google so that there is no way to penetrate.

This will help Apple to forcefully say that it is working to improve the privacy of its users. Of course, with the release of version 14.5 of the iOS operating system, Apple wants to force some applications to ask their users for permission before tracking users in apps and websites.

 This great feature, called App Tracking Transparency, has opponents such as Twitter and Facebook who say it will negatively affect users’ personalized ads, but what matters to Apple is the privacy of its users. .